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Baleshwar (or Balasore) (N Orissa-NE India)

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Baleshwar (or Balasore) (N Orissa-NE India)

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Baleshwar lies on the S bank of the Burhabalang River, about 16 miles above its mouth. This town was formerly a port of some importance, but in recent years there has been no seaborne trade.

Cargo is transported by barges from the anchorage in Baleshwar Road.

It is best known for Chandipur beach. It is also the site of the Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program's Integrated Test Range, located 18 km. south of Balasore. The Defence Research and Development Organisation developed many different missiles such as Nag, Brahmos, Agni missile among others here.

26/04/2012
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